Administrators can silently upgrade or install the IBM
® Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft
™ from the command prompt. Installing the connectors silently bypasses user involvement in the process other than to ensure that the applications that the connectors work with are the proper versions.
About this task
A silent installation uses the same installation program that the graphical user interface (GUI) version uses. However, instead of displaying a wizard interface, the silent installation reads all of your responses from parameters that you pass to the command line. In order for the installation to work successfully, you must run the silent installation from the directory where you unzipped the plug-in files.
Parent topic: IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory where you saved IBMConnectionsDesktop.exe.
- Type IBMConnectionsDesktop.exe /Options(s) [Property settings] The optional parameters and public property settings are listed in the following tables:
Table 1. Optional parameters
Table 2. Public properties
|/install||Installs the plug-in.|
|/uninstall ||Uninstalls the plug-in.|
|/quiet||Establishes Silent mode requiring no user interaction.|
|/norestart||Prevents restart after the installation is complete.|
|/promptrestart||Prompts the user for restart if necessary.|
|/forcerestart||Always restarts the computer after installation.|
Table 3. Samples of silent install commands
|INSTALLDIR ||Directory that plug-ins will be installed in. For example,|
INSTALLDIR=C:\Progra~1\IBM\Connections Desktop Plugins
|Silent install with restart and INSTALLDIR property |
IBMConnectionsDesktop.exe /install /quiet /forcerestart
|Silent uninstall with no restart |
IBMConnectionsDesktop.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
- Reboot the machine.